187 coins removed from man’s stomach in Bagalkot

A patient suffering from vomiting and abdominal discomfort in Karnataka’s Bagalkot went through surgery after which doctors recovered 187 coins.

Following complaints of vomiting and abdominal discomfort Doctors at Hanagal Shree Kumareshwar Hospital and Research Centre in Bagalkot performed the surgery.

One of the doctors who performed the surgery Dr. Eshwar Kalaburgi said, “He was suffering from a psychiatric disorder and had been swallowing coins for the last 2-3 months. He came to the hospital complaining of vomiting and abdominal discomfort.”

Meanwhile, the relatives of the patient rushed them to Hangal Sri Kumareshwar Hospital after he complained of stomach ache.

After this, the doctors performed an X-ray and performed an endoscopy after which 187 coins were recovered. There were 56 coins of Rs 5, 51 of Rs 2, and 80 of Rs 1.

Moreover, the patient has been identified as Dyamappa Harijan who had swallowed coins weighing a total of 1.5 kilograms in two to three months.

Harijan is suffering from schizophrenia, a psychiatric illness in which one doesn’t know what they are doing. Harijan is a resident of Lingsugur town in the Raichur district.

“The stomach was dilated enormously and lots of coins were stuck in different places of the stomach. After two hours of surgery, we retrieved all the coins. Following the operation, he was treated for water deficiency and other minor issues. The patient is stable and is talking as of now,” Dr. Kalaburgi said.

However, Dr. Kalaburgi further stated, “As he was suffering from schizophrenia, in this condition, the patients are unaware of what they are doing. These are rare cases. It’s a first-of-a-kind case for me in my 40 years of service.”

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